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Consider yourself warned: just because a meteor screams through your office and narrowly misses giving you a new brain piercing doesnt mean youll get to keep it.
Thats the assertion of the property owners who lease an office to the two doctors.

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Who is the real owner of the meteorite that crashed into a doctor's office in Lorton, Va.?
The doctor's, not surprisingly, said they are and they handed it over to the Smithsonian.

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Ownership battle brews over Virginia meteorite

The doctors who were nearly bonked on the head by the thing when it came plummeting from the asteroid belt into Examining Room No. 2 in the Williamsburg Square Family Practice, gave it to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. In return, Smithsonian officials planned to give them $5,000 in appreciation. The doctors, Marc Gallini and Frank Ciampi, planned to donate the money to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. The Smithsonian planned to put the meteorite on prominent display and study it as a 4.5 billion-year-old postcard from the formation of the solar system.
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Lorton Meteorite
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It is speculated that the meteor may eventually be donated to the Smithsonian's collection.
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Latitude: 3842'2.19"N, Longitude: 7712'41.51"W

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Meteorite hunters converge on area after fall

Meteorite hunters are descending on Washington's Virginia suburbs this week, drawn by news of a space rock that lit up the night sky on Monday and drilled through the roof of a Lorton doctors' office.
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A meteorite, the size of a mango, punched through the ceiling of the Williamsburg Square Family Practice Office in Lorton.
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